PIA crew took 34 Indian transit passengers to Lahore hotel without visas

Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) says that at least 34 Indian transit passengers flying from New Delhi to Saudi Arabia with a stopover in Lahore were taken to a local hotel there by Pakistan International Airlines crew, despite the passengers not possessing required visas.

ANI| Last Updated: Nov 01, 2014, 13:01 PM IST

Islamabad: Federal Investigation Agency (FIA) says that at least 34 Indian transit passengers flying from New Delhi to Saudi Arabia with a stopover in Lahore were taken to a local hotel there by Pakistan International Airlines crew, despite the passengers not possessing required visas.

According to the Express Tribune, the PIA crew took the passengers to the hotel, bypassing FIA check points inside the airport, where they reportedly spent a night.

The agency has compiled a report on the alleged illegal action of the airlines crew and will soon submit its findings to the concerned authorities for further action.

The law prohibits the movement of transit passengers beyond a designated area-which is usually restricted to the airport alone.